NY State Bird Resigns

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Ads in New York Show State Animals Trying to Resign
March 10, 2010

Albany, N.Y. (AP/ 1010 WINS) — A coalition of environmental groups has a new ad campaign urging lawmakers to restore money to the state’s Environmental Protection Fund.

The ad features the state’s “official” animals — bluebird, snapping turtle, beaver and brook trout — submitting their resignations.

Click here to learn more about the campaign

It’s sponsored by a broad coalition of groups including the Adirondack Council, Audubon New York, Environmental Advocates, Scenic Hudson and others.

The Environmental Protection Fund was established in 1993 to provide a reliable source of money for projects such as landfill closure, recycling facilities, and open space protection.

Citing an $8 billion looming budget deficit, Governor Paterson proposes cutting the Environmental Protection fund by about one-third to $143 million.